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p.638 #1 · Leica M8/M9/X1 Picture Thread


Thank you Winston!

Again, beautiful b/w shot with the bicycle and boat in the background.

Ron, what a nice set. Love the dark tones!



Feb 10, 2013 at 04:37 AM
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p.638 #2 · Leica M8/M9/X1 Picture Thread


wstan wrote:
Edward, I esp. like your last photo!


Totally agree about Eds last shot and love the bike and the boat.



Feb 10, 2013 at 04:38 AM
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p.638 #3 · Leica M8/M9/X1 Picture Thread


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Allen - nice details. Seems your photos have recently shifted away from people on the street - just mixing it up a bit?
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Thanks. Just been kinda hard for people lately with the weather and all. I've been out just haven't seen much.



Feb 10, 2013 at 04:43 AM
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p.638 #4 · Leica M8/M9/X1 Picture Thread


A few more with the ZM 25/2.8 Biogon:


M9 + ZM 25/2.8 Biogon by edward karaa, on Flickr


M9 + ZM 25/2.8 Biogon by edward karaa, on Flickr


M9 + ZM 25/2.8 Biogon by edward karaa, on Flickr


M9 + ZM 25/2.8 Biogon by edward karaa, on Flickr



Feb 10, 2013 at 05:04 AM
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p.638 #5 · Leica M8/M9/X1 Picture Thread


airfrogusmc wrote:
Thanks. Just been kinda hard for people lately with the weather and all. I've been out just haven't seen much.


That's understandable... kind of felt the same way while in Toronto the other day. But I'm also not so finely attuned to noticing good people-on-the-street photos as you are.

And great find/composition with the kid's shadow.

Cal - yes, wind patterns. I'll see how it goes and try to avoid the 'oatmeal' look. Not sure how you were processing them, but if you're using Lightroom, I would suggest playing with the shadow and clarity sliders.

Winston - another really nice scene. Well done!

Edward - agreed with the others, the last one in the first set really stands out. Appears to be an interesting character too. Looks and sounds like you had a productive outing.

Some more:

21 SEM:






CV12:











75 Lux (though not taking advantage of the unique qualities of this lens in this shot - another situation where a 'lesser' lens, such as the 75 Summarit, would have been equally good):






90 Summarit:







Feb 10, 2013 at 05:18 AM
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p.638 #6 · Leica M8/M9/X1 Picture Thread


Ron,

the 2nd shot is terrific! Great composition and timing. The 3rd shot, has shadow patterns that can be enhanced and will be a killer in BW



Feb 10, 2013 at 05:23 AM
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p.638 #7 · Leica M8/M9/X1 Picture Thread


Ed, Ron WOW.


Feb 10, 2013 at 05:32 AM
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p.638 #8 · Leica M8/M9/X1 Picture Thread


Winston, that BW of the bike is nice, i may have to try the Nokton one of these days.
Ron, some great colors in that series of the station
Airfrog, the popicles with the water drop splitting is nice
Edward, good clarity on those shotsI'm a bit fan of the Zeiss look
Seekuh, nice ducks in flight
Michael, those architectural shots of the buildings have good color and geometry.

Got a Voigtlander 40 in the mail on Friday, so I ran out to tested it out. I like the size, but the frame lines are weird, I suspect I might not use this much.





Feb 10, 2013 at 07:37 AM
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p.638 #9 · Leica M8/M9/X1 Picture Thread


edward - 2 and 4 are my favourites of that set. I gave the ZM 25/2.8 serious consideration, but went with a 2nd hand Summicron 50 for now.

Winston - that's a striking shot.

Now a conundrum that I hope someone on here can answer.

When I bought my Type 4 Summicron 50 from a well-known 2nd hand dealer, I also bought a 39mm Leitz polarising filter. Well, the 39mm filter will not fit the Type 4, even though I understood it had a 39mm thread. Can anyone tell me if it is perhaps a 37mm thread, not 39? I do not have a set of calipers handy to measure it myself.





39mm Leitz polarising filter




Feb 10, 2013 at 10:44 AM
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p.638 #10 · Leica M8/M9/X1 Picture Thread


Jabberwockt - Thanks! The 50/1.1 Nokton was a loaner. I did not buy it because it's too large and heavy for me. Congrats on your new 40 Nokton. I had it for a while but returned it due to decentering issue. When you get a good sample, this lens is capable of giving pleasant rendering. Some will not like the bokeh, but it's the character of 40 Nokton. I like its glowy moderate contrast wide open.

lenticular11 - thanks!




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p.638 #11 · Leica M8/M9/X1 Picture Thread


I got myself a new 35 Cron and 50 Cron in December when I was in Munich. I haven't got a chance to use both much - but surprisingly I like the 50 Cron more. Together with 28 Elmarit ASPH it makes a good combo.

one from the 50 Cron, M9 - ISO160, f/2.8, pretty straightforward conversion from raw to BW in LR 4.3. no NR, no sharpening, no clarity, I just reduced the highlight in the background a bit. Call me weird but I like the 'structured' bokeh of 50 Cron very much



One from 35 Cron, M9 - iso640, f/4: A busy chuch in Munich.



Thanks for looking



Feb 10, 2013 at 11:15 AM
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p.638 #12 · Leica M8/M9/X1 Picture Thread


p635
Winston, Edward, Michael, Joakim and Ron thank you
Edward, nice strong portrait!
Winston, the last two B&W shots from the old Jakarta harbor are superb!
Michael, wonderful series from Suzhou Fav is #3!

P636
Ron, cool zombie shots!
Hilmar, nice snow scapes Love the serenity of #2.
Douglas, very cool shot of the pink furniture!
Ron, stunning pastel snow scenes!!!
lenticular, nice portrait
Winston, I love this vespa shot

p637
Ron, another excellent series from the Union station. I really like the Nocti shots, but it depends on the mood and feel you wish to convey.
Love the series around Toronto too! I find I use the Nocti f/1.0 at about f/1.4 to f/1.8. It is very nice around this range
airfrog, love that first shot of the drops!
Ryan, cool graphic captures.
Edward, love the last portrait at the train station!!
Winston, very nice shot with the bike! Excellent B&W conversion.

p638
Ron, nice series! You also have the 75 Lux too
Edward, really nice train theme!
Winston, love these last two shots, particularly the first portrait shot



Feb 10, 2013 at 12:05 PM
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p.638 #13 · Leica M8/M9/X1 Picture Thread


Thank you so much Allen, Ron, lenticular, Jabber, Winston, Charles!!!

Ron, Wonderful set, but the best shot imo is the 12 CV. Amazing moment!

Winston, lovely portrait, and perfect light and alignment with the church shot.



Feb 10, 2013 at 03:40 PM
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p.638 #14 · Leica M8/M9/X1 Picture Thread


More with the ZM 25/2.8 Biogon:


M9 + ZM 25/2.8 Biogon by edward karaa, on Flickr


M9 + ZM 25/2.8 Biogon by edward karaa, on Flickr


M9 + ZM 25/2.8 Biogon by edward karaa, on Flickr



Feb 10, 2013 at 03:42 PM
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p.638 #15 · Leica M8/M9/X1 Picture Thread



M9 + ZM 25/2.8 Biogon by edward karaa, on Flickr


M9 + ZM 25/2.8 Biogon by edward karaa, on Flickr


M9 + ZM 25/2.8 Biogon by edward karaa, on Flickr



Feb 10, 2013 at 04:12 PM
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p.638 #16 · Leica M8/M9/X1 Picture Thread



M9 + ZM 25/2.8 Biogon by edward karaa, on Flickr


M9 + ZM 25/2.8 Biogon by edward karaa, on Flickr


M9 + ZM 25/2.8 Biogon by edward karaa, on Flickr



Feb 10, 2013 at 05:40 PM
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p.638 #17 · Leica M8/M9/X1 Picture Thread


edwardkaraa wrote:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8096/8460905067_8b502e4c10_b.jpg
M9 + ZM 25/2.8 Biogon by edward karaa, on Flickr



Outstanding!





Feb 10, 2013 at 06:34 PM
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p.638 #18 · Leica M8/M9/X1 Picture Thread


Thank you so much Taylor! Greatly appreciated.


Feb 10, 2013 at 06:57 PM
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p.638 #19 · Leica M8/M9/X1 Picture Thread


Thanks guys!

Charles, the 50/1.0 and 75/1.4 are Andrew's.

Jabberwockt: Congrats on the CV 40/1.4. This is a lens you'll probably either love or hate. It's not going to be a great technical performer if you're looking for across frame consistency/sharpness, but as Winston mentioned, it has certain qualities such as a bit of glow and medium contrast wide open. And the bokeh can be quite energetic as well. It's kind of the opposite of 50 Lux ASPH bokeh. It also has very strong field curvature. But because of the wide open glow I also find it's fairly forgiving with placement of the plane of focus, which doesn't seem to have a very sudden transition. I guess it all depends on what you want. For me, it would not be my choice as the only lens in this range. I would go for something technically capable, such as one of the ZM 35s or just about any 50, then use this as a secondary option. There's a nice range of samples in this review.

Lenticular: hopefully someone can offer a definite answer. All that comes to mind is perhaps the filter has a different thread pitch? Does it say 39mm on the ring? Anything else? I would go to a camera shop and see if they have a generic 39mm item, such as a filter or step ring to try on the lens. I doubt the lens would not be 39mm.

Winston: I also like the look in your 50 Cron photo!

Edward: great sets, particularly the third in the first, and first in the second.

Some more around Union Station in Toronto:

75 Lux:






90 Summarit:


























CV12:






21 SEM:







Feb 10, 2013 at 08:25 PM
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p.638 #20 · Leica M8/M9/X1 Picture Thread


Ron - Thanks a lot for that idea about thread pitch. I ended up placing a fine steel rule against both front element and filter and both do appear to be 39mm.

Of your last set I like them all, but the ones that grabbed me most are 1(urban complexity), 2 (icicles marking the climate zone), 3 (juxtaposition ) , 5 (isolation) and the last one.

Winston - love that portrait shot

Edward - like Taylor, that shot of the guard is the outstanding one for me. The whole set is a great commentary on railway 'life' - the cleaners and the passengers. The trains are in brilliant colour schemes and look well-maintained.



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